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Letter from Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Written April 16th, 1963 by Martin Luther King Jr, the Letter from Birmingham Jail was a response to the “A Call for Unity” open letter written by 8 white clergymen criticizing the protests of King and the SCLC. King’s letter asserted that people have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws and take direct action, and became an important text in the American Civil Rights Movement.

What does Dr King mean when he says nonviolent protests were creating “constructive” tension?

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